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'Wild Horses'in Amsterdam

'We return to finish what we started on I+E three years ago,  our story of innocence and experience…'

Opening night of two in the Netherlands and the volume of this audience was off the scale.

'Four Irish boys come to the great port of Amsterdam to play a club called the Milky Way, it’s still here, de Melk Weg,  and the whole universe changes in them…'

Gloria, Beautiful Day, Zoo Station, Stay… and Wild Horses.

When & Where
First night in the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Sunday 7th October 2018.

Set List
'We return to finish what we started on I+E three years ago,  our story of innocence and experience…'
Opening night of two in the Netherlands and the volume of this audience was off the scale. 'Four Irish boys come to the great port of Amsterdam to play a club called the Milky Way, it's still here, de Melk Weg,  and the whole universe changes in them…'

Gloria, Beautiful Day, Zoo Station, Stay… and Wild Horses.

'You're dangerous, 'cos you're honest.
You're dangerous, you don't know what you want.
Well you left my heart empty as a vacant lot
For any spirit to haunt….'
Here is the full setlist from Amsterdam 1.  

In The Press
Bart Wijlaars for De Telegraaf 
(translated via google) '…stirring excerpts from the film classic The Great Dictator, ultramodern and crystal clear sound techniques, even larger and preferably nine times sharper screens, fans who spend days in front of the doors: all spoke of the greatness of the visit of U2 to our country… Sunday evening with the first of two shows in Ziggo Dome. The sold out Amsterdam concert arena became the setting for a complete rock show… The two Amsterdam concerts are part of the European eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE tour, belonging to their latest album Songs of experience (which follows the album Songs of innocence, during which Ziggo Dome was also played). Two recent songs were at the start: The Blackout and Lights of Home. With the classic audience favourites I Will Follow and Beautiful Day in between, they formed the telling prelude to the beautiful grip of their entire oeuvre that followed. The entire Ziggo Dome was used. The Irish started on the regular stage at the front, soon they moved on the gigantic walkway, which they reached to the ridge during Who's Going To Ride Your Wild Horses, Elevation, Vertigo and a passionate Acrobat they played on the small podium (e-stage) at the end of the walkway at the back of the room. Bono specially put his high Macphisto hat on it. For the acoustic You're The Best Thing About Me and then some dancing Summer of Love that went off again. Pride (in the name of love) followed a bloody compilation of violent protest on the big screen. Back on the main stage, the quartet started the final of the show, with New Year's Day, City of Blinding Lights and One in the encore. Full and complete evening fun! All credits for this naturally go to the four starring actors: Bono (excellent at voice!), Guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. on drums. But also to the technique with which the group currently travels through Europe. The huge moveable display above the long runner into the hall is an attraction in itself. The sum of all this makes a rock 'n' roll circus that in the year 2018 hardly knows its equal worldwide. 'Thanks for sticking with us ', Bono thanked his Dutch fans. The applause from the audience was very telling…'

Experience Of The Day
Local fan clubs were distributing sets of self-made MacPhisto horns to other fans to don as Acrobat played which didnt go unnoticed by the singer during the set on the e-stage. 'Oh there you are! Looking good in the horns dude! A little jealous here!”

On The Socials 
@thomgoethals (via Twitter) 'Epic night in the port of Amsterdam. What a set list, a band on fire and perfect conditions in the Ziggo Dome. Couldn't wish for more. Time to say thanks!!'

@DJFrogson (via Twitter) 'Last night in Amsterdam an Acrobat broke the rules and took the train to Zoo Station! Amazing night with lots of #achtungbaby'

What Did Macphisto Say?
'So many bridges around here. You need to build some walls… to keep out all the different people that you don't want in Europe. Because you don't want to be a part of Europe because its full of foreigners… and we don't like f-f-f-f-f-f foreigners! I don't like foreigners, what's the point in all these different languages if people insist on understanding each other?'

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